August 14, 2010

Unusual Tales - What Happened?

"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"What Happened?" is a 3-page story from Charlton's OUT OF THIS WORLD #3 [1957].

Simple enough little science fiction vignette.  The Ditko touch on the faces is nice, and that spiral effect around the planet on the first page is eye-catching and memorable.

Some links to check out:
Buy Ditko's creator-owned work
Many books of new and classic material available
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Bi-monthly and packed with rare art, fan art and articles, delivered to your door
Check out new and upcoming Ditko publications
Ditko's Warren work available scattered through several books
Download public domain comics, likely including the one this story is from
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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1 comment:

  1. Talk about symbolism!
    In the last panel, the planet's coronal ejecta is spinning opposite that which it did at the beginning of the story.